13 Nov 2014 - 26 Nov 2014
Made in Prague Bonus film: The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana)
As a special bonus of the Made in Prague festival the Czech Centre is offering to all the visitors of its website free streaming of The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana). The bizarre case of the Olomouc bus driver Roman Smetana, who was given a jail sentence in 2012 for drawing antennae on politicians’ heads on pre-election posters, caused an uproar in Czech society and raised questions about the Czech legal system and judicial mechanisms. It also captured the attention of filmmakers Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda who documented the case for their TV series Czech Journal. Fascinated by Smetana’s personality and his continuous fight, they returned to the subject to capture Smetana serving his 100 days in prison in this feature length documentary.
Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda, CZ 2013, 77 min, Engl. Subtitles
streaming on the Czech Centre website: 13 - 26 November 2014 !!!
In collaboration with an international documentary portal DAFilms.com
The online portal www.DAFilms.com is the main project of the Doc Alliance festival network formed by 7 key European documentary film festivals (CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF, Planete Doc Film Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Doclisboa). It represents an international online distribution platform for documentary and experimental films focused on European cinema. For a small fee, it offers over 1 000 films accessible across the globe for streaming or legal download. The films are included in the virtual database on the basis of demanding selection criteria. The portal presents regular film programmes of diverse character ranging from presentation of archive historical films through world retrospectives of leading world filmmakers to new premiere formats such as the day-and-date release.
Part of Made in Prague Festival, 17 October - 30 November 2014
free online streaming on www.czechcentre.org.uk
From: 13 Nov 2014
To: 26 Nov 2014
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event